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10 Things To Know Before Your First Tattoo Sesh

Kristi Pahr May 17, 2017
10 Things To Know Before Your First Tattoo Sesh

While you may have watched every episode of Ink Master and know the difference between Japanese and American Traditional - if you've never actually sat for a tattoo before, there are undoubtedly things you need to know before your get your first ever session. Let's take a look at the things you should keep in mind before you get your first ever tattoo.

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Your Summer Reading List: Banned Books That Eventually Survived Censorship

Kristi Pahr May 11, 2017
Your Summer Reading List: Banned Books That Eventually Survived Censorship

A quick list of well-known and lesser-known banned books to add to your summer reading arsenal.

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Your Summer Reading List: Science Fiction for the Geek in All of Us

Margaret Dunham May 04, 2017
Your Summer Reading List: Science Fiction for the Geek in All of Us

Pack these sci-fi books in your beach bag this summer for a vacation that's lightyears away from ordinary!

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Your Summer Reading List: Fantasy Books to Delight Your Inner Nerd

Margaret Dunham April 27, 2017
Your Summer Reading List: Fantasy Books to Delight Your Inner Nerd

Summer is a perfect time to jump in and explore a genre - today we’re going to talk about some fantastic fantasy reads. If you’re brand new to the adventurous and often magical world of fantasy literature, have no fear: these reads are easy to jump into and have enough diversity to suit anyone with a taste for fiction and a love of great writing.

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International Profanity: Hilarious Insults from Around the World

Steph Simpson April 24, 2017
International Profanity: Hilarious Insults from Around the World

Some people say that if you swear a lot it means you have a limited vocabulary, are unintelligent, or that you are unable to express yourself in a more elaborate and less offensive way. I call bullshit! Check out these hilarious insults from around the world

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Your Summer Reading List: Musician Autobiographies

Andi Harriman April 20, 2017
Your Summer Reading List: Musician Autobiographies

The following musician autobiographies—from punk, to new wave, to metal—prove that rockstars are more like us than it may seem: they loved and lost, tried and failed, succeeded and found themselves at rock bottom (with lots of sex and drugs in between).

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How to Host a Perfectly Steampunk Baby Shower

Margaret Dunham April 05, 2017
How to Host a Perfectly Steampunk Baby Shower

Throw a steampunk baby shower that will wow every time traveler, monster hunter, and airship captain from here to Victorian London!

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Diary of Dreams in Sofia – “Beauty of Ugliness”

Nevena Bjelic April 03, 2017
Diary of Dreams in Sofia – “Beauty of Ugliness”

Get a glimpse of Diary of Dreams, and their standout performance in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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The Art of Rebellion - Historic Moments of Media Censorship

Andi Harriman March 29, 2017
The Art of Rebellion - Historic Moments of Media Censorship

From naked wrestling to sadomasochistic photography, we’ve gathered some of our favorite and most controversial moments in media censorship.

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Macabre But True: 9 Surprising Victorian Era Traditions

Kristi Pahr March 18, 2017
Macabre But True: 9 Surprising Victorian Era Traditions

The Victorians did not mess around with their creepiness; they took the macabre to a whole new level, which is evidenced in some of the lingering remnants of their penchant for all things weird.

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90s Nostalgia Steals the Show at ShamrockFest 2017

Teri Bildstein March 17, 2017
90s Nostalgia Steals the Show at ShamrockFest 2017

ShamrockFest is The Nation's largest St. Patrick's Day celebration. 2017's event featured all of the traditional shenanigans with the added bonus of 90s nostalgia. Check out our favorite moments here -

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The Art of Suspension: Is Hanging from Hooks Through the Skin Becoming Mainstream?

Kristi Pahr March 13, 2017
The Art of Suspension: Is Hanging from Hooks Through the Skin Becoming Mainstream?

There is no one reason people perform suspension; some folks find it relaxing, providing a huge release of tension. For others, it’s an epic adrenaline rush. Suspending oneself above ground with hooks through the skin is a pretty niche activity, but it's now gaining more visibility in pop culture.

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ShamrockFest 2017 - Are You Ready for America's Largest St. Patrick's Day Festival?

Teri Bildstein March 09, 2017
ShamrockFest 2017 - Are You Ready for America's Largest St. Patrick's Day Festival?

Bands, Kilts, Beards, and Beer - ShamrockFest is Descending on DC once again! Check Out This Year's Lineup Here -

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5 Reasons We Love Spike: Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Antihero

Andi Harriman March 08, 2017
5 Reasons We Love Spike: Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Antihero

In celebration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s 20th anniversary, we list the reasons why we are obsessed with the brooding, dangerous and gorgeous Spike.

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26th Wave Gotik Treffen – Dark Celebration in Leipzig, Germany

Nevena Bjelic March 02, 2017
26th Wave Gotik Treffen – Dark Celebration in Leipzig, Germany

Check out the biggest gothic festival in Europe - the 26th Wave Gotik Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany!

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'And The Winner Isn't...': 5 Awards Ceremony Blunders to Make You Cringe

Steph Simpson February 27, 2017
'And The Winner Isn't...': 5 Awards Ceremony Blunders to Make You Cringe

When it comes to live TV awards ceremonies - anything can happen. In light of last night's gaffe at the 2017 Oscars, let's take a look at some other awards moments that went less than smoothly

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Today, Kurt Cobain Should Be Turning 50. Why The Hell Is Anyone Still Using Heroin?

Teri Bildstein February 20, 2017
Today, Kurt Cobain Should Be Turning 50. Why The Hell Is Anyone Still Using Heroin?

On what should have been Kurt Cobain's 50th birthday, we have to pause the music and wonder - Why the hell does America still have a heroin problem and how could it possibly be growing?

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How To Have An UnValentines Day

Jessinta Smith February 07, 2017
How To Have An UnValentines Day

Valentine's day, also known as singles appreciation day, is coming up to make everyone feel bad about not being in a relationship. Instead of going on a date or crying alone in your bed how about you throw an UnValentines Day party?

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6 Super Easy Valentine's Drinks to Try This Year

Steph Simpson February 03, 2017
6 Super Easy Valentine's Drinks to Try This Year

Super easy Valentine's cocktail recipes to try at home. Mix up a treat this Valentine's Day by trying these easy to make alcoholic drinks to make your sweetheart swoon!

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Bob Dylan, Weezer, and Twenty One Pilots - Firefly 2017 Has Announced Its Lineup!

Teri Bildstein January 27, 2017
Bob Dylan, Weezer, and Twenty One Pilots - Firefly 2017 Has Announced Its Lineup!

The Fireflly 2017 lineup has been released. From Weezer to Twenty One Pilots and Chance the Rapper to Busta Rhymes- Firefly once again brings both the nostalgic and new to the Woodlands in Dover, DE.

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